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freez up

by pofed / January 16, 2006 3:05 PM PST

im running windows Me and lately when im booting up the cp will freez up just before completing the boot.
i have to turn off the power and reboot sometimes twice before i get everything up. any help much apprieated...Ray

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Freeze up
by datalookup / January 16, 2006 9:34 PM PST
In reply to: freez up

Hi, here is a suggestion, start the computer, as it is booting up, press repeatedly F8, you should see the Boot Menu Display. Select Step by Step Confirmation, press ENTER to manually load the drivers. When the problem driver appears, the boot process will halt there. Record the problem driver and please write to the forum with the information. The problem could be hardware or software related. There are people here who will provide the solution you need.

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Pofed, Some Things To Do..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 17, 2006 1:38 AM PST
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First, open up the computer case and use some compressed air to clean out all the dust and junk inside. After blowing all the dust, then reconnect the computer while the cover is still off and make sure all of the fans are turning like they're supposed to.

Next, try eliminating some of the unnecessary programs from loading at start up and causing conflicts..IN addition, delete some of those junk files on the machine. Please follow the instructions in the links below. It may take a little time to complete all the steps but it should help the machine run smoother.

How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs

How To Clean Unwanted Files From The Hard Drive

Make sure to run Scandisk and Defrag after cleaning out the junk files.

Hope this helps.


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